colossus memnon

Colossus of Memnon

noun
an ancient Egyptian stone monument near Thebes, erected by Amenhotep III, that consists of two seated figures 38 feet (12 meters) high.
Compare Vocal Memnon.
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Memnon

[mem-non]
noun
1.
Colossus of, (in ancient Egypt) a colossal statue near Thebes said to produce a musical sound when the rays of the early morning sun struck it. Compare Vocal Memnon.
2.
Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king slain by Achilles in the Trojan War.

Memnonian [mem-noh-nee-uhn] , adjective
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Memnon (ˈmɛmnɒn)
 
n
1.  Greek myth a king of Ethiopia, son of Eos: slain by Achilles in the Trojan War
2.  a colossal statue of Amenhotep III at Thebes in ancient Egypt, which emitted a sound thought by the Greeks to be the voice of Memnon
 
Memnonian
 
adj

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